Solving Problems with Prefab Hoistways

Prefab Hoistway

Recently, we have been producing prefab hoistways for a major elevator manufacturer in the United States. These contain no installed elevator, just the hoistway. The company sees the benefits of faster installation, flexibility, and higher quality that we offer as opposed to waiting around for a stick built shaft.

Prefab Hoistways – It only makes Sense

It is easy to see why: having a completed hoistway craned into place means saving time and that means saving money. But having a prefab hoistway means more than just fast installation. Here is a list of reasons why every hoistway should be a prefab:

→ Perfectly plumb – Say goodbye to crooked hoistways. We build our hoistways horizontally and so we can easily and often verify that all the walls are plumb and square.

→ Custom dimensions – We can produce any size hoistway you want up to about twelve feet on one side (so it can fit under bridges) and depending on state shipping requirements. Don’t worry, we can help you figure out dimensions and the logistics.

→ Three week production – That is not a typo. The entire production time from drawing approval is three weeks. There will be no more waiting around for the old-fashioned construction methods and there are no delays due to weather! Our hoistways are factory built so rain, snow, or cold weather never stops production.

→ Installs in hours – Also not a typo. The unit or units are craned into place, simple as that. Depending on the number of towers and overall height, the total install can take place in a morning. There is no other method that puts the elevator hoistway up in less than a day.

→ Fire rated – Our towers come with a one or two hour fire rating. They can also come with no sheeting at all for glass elevators or special orders.

→ Interior or exterior – It doesn’t matter where you put it or even when you set it in the process. We can be the first structure in place at the job-site or the last and can be in the middle of the building or along an outside wall.

→ As tall as you need. We can stack towers to achieve your required travel. No matter the height, they are still perfectly plumb.

Fast and Flexible Solutions

Based on the above, there is absolutely no reason for you not to contact Phoenix Modular Elevator for your next multi-story building project. But, just in case you are still not sure, here are a few more reasons to contact us:

→ The engineering can be flexible in that it can be designed as a free-standing structure depending on overall height. These are very stable structures that have been placed in hurricane-prone and seismic zones. On the other extreme, they not only can be tied into the build structure, but can be designed to be load-bearing.

→ The elevator rails can come pre-installed. This is a matter of safety. One of the most hazardous actions completed by elevator technicians is the placement of the rails. Rails are extremely heavy, coming in at fifteen pounds per foot or more. They then have to be manhandled in a vertical shaft and then clipped to the hoistway walls that are often out of plumb. The solution is ordering a Phoenix Modular hoistway with these unruly behemoths already installed.

→ Lastly, we know elevators and elevator hoistways. We produce high-quality, commercial modular elevators and hoistways. The elevators (if you want the whole package) are comprised of a steel hoistway with the elevator car and components already installed, roped, and wired. This makes Phoenix Modular elevators the easiest and fastest installing elevators.

Our units are found all across the United States and Canada and they are used in schools, universities, hotels, stadiums, amusement parks, office buildings, government buildings, and churches. We have been building elevators since 1995.


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